Earth Observation Training Day
A hands-on course was delivered by the European Space Agency and Airbus Defence & Space on the 1st of February in Malta.
Photos from the event
Date: 1st February 2016
Time: 09:00 – 17:00, Lunch will be provided
Agenda: The agenda of the training day is below and available for download here.
Place: Malta Council for Science and Technology, Villa Bighi, Il-Kalkara
Register your interest in attending the training day by sending an email to email@example.com
09:00-10:15 Welcome and Introduction. James Foden, MCST
Users’ interests in Malta. Stephen Grixti, MCST
10:15-10:45 ESA SNAP toolbox* – Hands-on Intro. Chris Stewart, ESA
1. Optical image basic processing [Sentinel-2, Malta]
2. Spectral analysis [Sentinel-2, Malta]
3. Band maths (NDVI) [Sentinel-2, Malta]
10:45-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:35 ESA SNAP toolbox* – Hands-on session 1. Chris Stewart, ESA
4. Change detection optical: burnt area mapping [MERIS, Spot, Greece]
SAR image basic processing [Sentinel-1, ASAR, Malta]:
b. Speckle filtering
12:30-13:15 Lunch Break hosted by MCST
13:15-15:15 ESA SNAP toolbox* – Hands-on session 2. Chris Stewart, ESA
6. Change detection SAR: flood monitoring [Sentinel-1, Myanmar]
7. Oil spill detection [ASAR, Gulf of Mexico]
8. Deformation mapping [Sentinel-1, Fogo]
15:30-16:30 Applications from daily EO business. George Vozikis, Airbus D&S
16:30-17:00 Open Q&A session
Priority would be given to App Challenge applicants. Since places are limited, other registrations are on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Earth Observation (EO) training will be primarily composed of a hands-on session. It will be delivered by experts from ESA and Airbus D&S. This session will help applicants explore the potential of EO data and how this may be exploited through the use of freely available toolboxes. Applicants are advised to bring their own laptops to the session.